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Packers Nate Palmer to appear on “The End Zone with Antonio Freeman.”

The End Zone with Antonio Freeman
‘The End Zone with Antonio Freeman’ is back for its second season from the Horse & Plow at Destination Kohler!
ESPN Wisconsin’s Drew Olson will join Freeman on ‘The End Zone,’ which will feature guests from professional football in front of a live audience. Olson and Freeman will analyze the previous week’s game and take questions from fans.
Each week Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame WR, Antonio Freeman will be joined by ESPN Wisconsin’s Drew Olson on ‘The End Zone with Antonio Freeman’.  During this one-hour show, they’ll analyze Green and Gold pre and post-game play;m and have the opportunity to ask Free questions live on the air!
Providing guests for the End Zone show is Sponsor Mayfield Sports Marketing. Other players currently scheduled are:
OCT 12 Mason Crosby
OCT 19 Jake Ryan
(and more to come).
‘The End Zone with Antonio Freeman’ is free for fans who wish to sit in the general seating areas of Horse & Plow. Fans can sit in the general seating areas at Horse & Plow for free, with VIP seating having a minimum food and beverage spend. Fans who wish to extend their visit in Kohler can book accommodations at The American Club or Inn on Woodlake. Reservations for seating and hotel accommodations can be made by calling 855-444-2838.
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James Jones Autograph Signing – this Saturday Sep 19th

James Jones Autograph Signing

Talk about great timing. Not six days removed from Jones’ spectacular on-field return to the Green Bay Packers, James Jones will be singing autographs this Saturday at D2 Sports Pub in Green Bay.

Jones arrived in Green Bay not to replace Jordy Nelson, but rather expected to provide a small measure of help to Aaron Rodgers and the Packers aerial attack. Well, Jones exceeded all reasonable expectations with a two TD (should have been three) performance.

And now you can meet Jones in person. Is it turtleneck weather yet in Wisconsin?

The signing is brought to you by one of our sponsors, Mayfield Sports Marketing in conjunction with Legends of the Field.


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Saturday, September 19th, 2015 4:00-5:00PM
D2 Sports Pub/Stadium District
788 Armed Forces Dr Green Bay, WI 54304





Packers Execute Onside Kick Recovery to Seal Win vs. Chicago.


What are the odds. When we last saw the Green Bay Packers in a meaningful game, they were desperately trying to secure an onside kick to preserve a playoff win against the Seattle Seahawks and earn a trip to the Super Bowl. We all know how that went, as Brandon Bostick tried to take matters into his own hands, so to speak, and dropped the ball.

Fast forward to this afternoon. After a sloppy first half, where untimely penalties and missed tackles gave Chicago a sense they had a puncher’s chance in this game, the Packers righted the ship and took a 15 point lead thanks to a Clay Matthews interception and return and a subsequent Eddie Lacy TD run.

With only 1:55 left in the game, the Packers defense, porous at best all game, allowed the Bears to quickly march down the field and pull to within 8 points with 34 seconds left.

Suddenly, the mind flashed back to that day in Seattle. Here are the Packers, in their first real game since, finding themselves in the exact same position of having to recover an onside kick to seal a victory. What are the odds? I think you could go to an Online Sportsbooks and place a bet on the Bears to win the Super Bowl two years in a row at lower odds.


A Closer Look at Some Packers UDFA Longshots

Well here we are just days into the start of another season. News reports have placed some Packer players in a bad light this offseason. Two with a suspension to start the season and one with a suspension to be named later.  Not a good off season for that nonsense at all. All I’ll say about that is “Stupid is as Stupid does”.

Even with those distractions the Packers might have the best roster in the NFL. And one of the toughest to make. If there were NFL betting lines for some of these players making the Packers’ roster, the term “longshot” would certainly be appropriate.

The entire starting offense and many backups are back, the first time since the mid 1960’s that has happened.

The defensive line will have a lot of competition and thankfully so will the Inside linebacker position. This is also the first season Ted Thompson has drafted prospects for the same position #1 and #2.

This year the team has signed 18 UDFA’s to the 90 man roster from the 2015 draft class. I believe UDFA’s  will have the hardest time yet under GM Ted Thompson to make the 53 man roster, not because of their talent, but the development of UDFA’s from the 2014 season.  Lets look at a few that might make it to the 53 man roster this year and maybe a couple from last year that did not make the 53 in 2014.


Packers Emerge as NFC, Super Bowl Favorites in NFL Online Betting

Packers favorites to be Super Bowl Champs

The Green Bay Packers were denied a ticket to their first Super Sunday appearance since winning Super Bowl XLV when they suffered a heartbreaking overtime loss to the Seattle Seahawks in last season’s NFC Conference Championship game.

But that defeat has done little to dampen the Packers’ Super Bowl 50 odds, which have climbed to 6/1, making them early favorites in NFL futures betting at the online sportsbooks.

The Packers enjoyed a strong offseason, keeping WR Randall Cobb and RT Bryan Bulaga in the fold with shiny new contracts, and are once again expected to be one of the NFL’s dominant offensive forces in the upcoming season.

Not surprisingly, the Packers are also pegged as favorites to emerge as NFC Conference Champions this season, with strong 13/4 odds.

The Pack are closely trailed in the NFC online betting by Seattle, who are a 7/2 bet to make a third straight Super Bowl appearance.

The Seahawks fell short of a Super Bowl repeat, dropping a 28-24 decision to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX, which will most certainly be remembered for the Seahawks’ infamous play call which denied them a game-winning TD on the final play of the game.

The Dallas Cowboys, one of the surprise stories in the NFL last season after winning 12 games and the NFC East division crown, round out the top three in NFC futures betting, with 6/1 odds.


The Andrew Quarless Hype Train: Can He Fulfill His Promise?


To be considered a “legend”, as one of the “greats” in any sport, a professional athlete needs to have a huge amount of talent. On top of a natural affinity for a certain physical endeavour, a leading athlete also has to be hardworking, dedicated and a leader in the field.

However, while these skills are sometimes enough for certain athletes to make it to the top and rank among their sport’s finest, there’s also times when it isn’t enough. Michael Jordan might be considered one of the best basketball players of all time and he may not have had to talk his way into that position, but he’s almost an exception to the rule.

Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk


In reality, the majority of the leading sportspeople in the world have risen to the top of their profession through a combination of skill and personality. An obvious example of someone who has been able to combine physicality and personality in the last few months is Conor McGregor.

The fighting Irishman has had a meteoric rise in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) thanks to his penchant for punching people and his skills in front of a camera. This combination of talents has made him one of the hottest prospects in the sport, banked him a bundle of cash and, importantly, earned him a shot at a world title.

Packers’ Offensive Success Starts and Ends With The Line

Packers Offensive Line

When a team has a Quarterback who is sacked 51 times during a season in which he is the team’s second-leading rusher, that team definitely has a blocking problem. That before-mentioned team was the 2012 Green Bay Packers. Despite the fact that Aaron Rodgers was forced to get rid of the ball quickly when he wasn’t on his back, the Packers won 11 games and the NFC North.

Even though a whopping 464 yards rushed by a guy no longer around was good enough to lead the team, the Packers won a playoff game. That won’t be the case this season. If the Bryan Bulaga-less offensive line consistently gets over-matched by defensive front sevens like it did last season and in their last two preseason games, the 2013 Green Bay Packers will fall quite short of matching it’s 2012 success. A fifth-consecutive playoff berth might be in jeopardy as well.

Ted Thompson noticed the blocking and rushing problems his team had this past April. During the annual draft, he selected Eddie Lacy in the second round. Lacy, the six-foot, 230-pound bruiser of a back out of Alabama, slid out of the first round due to injury concerns. Trusting his scouting department, Thompson paid little attention to Lacy’s critics and quite possibly got the steal of the whole weekend. The next day, Thompson also drafted the athletic Johnathan Franklin, an underrated runner out of UCLA.